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Language Study Resources

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The Global Learning Center provides a variety of language and cultural study supports to both students and faculty.

Peer-Assisted Language Support (PALS)

The PALS program matches native and advanced speakers of other languages with students of languages taught at Seton Hall. This peer-led conversation opportunity provides a fun, non-judgmental way to practice the speaking and listening skills that are harder to reinforce in non-immersion language study settings.

Learn more and sign up as/for a conversation partner. 

GLC Foreign Language Media

The Global Learning Center has hundreds of CDs, audio and video cassettes, and DVDs in French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, and a few in several other languages. Almost all the films are available with English subtitles.

Faculty can browse the GLC media database and request to reserve movies and documentaries for their classes or students’ supplemental learning. They may check out media from the GLC for two weeks (renewable) or place media on reserve for students to view in the GLC. Students may not remove any media from the GLC.

Use of the materials in the Global Learning Center is subject to all U.S. Copyright laws. By using the materials in the GLC, you agree to abide by U.S. Copyright law and "Fair Use" practices.

More information about copyright at Seton Hall.

Library Resources

The Seton Hall University Modern Languages Subject Librarian has compiled a variety of resources for students to enhance their language study.

International Newspapers & Periodicals

What better way to enhance your foreign language comprehension than with authentic media in your target language(s)? Many of the periodicals listed here allow you to toggle the languages for more practice options.

Studying & Living Abroad

Explore the LLC’s Study Abroad opportunities and SHU's International Programs, and learn more about the many ways to study, teach, and live abroad.

Working with Foreign Languages on the Computer

If you need help getting the foreign characters onto your computer or a platform such as BlackBoard, the following “How To’s” can help:

  • How ToType Accents, Diacritics, and Other Characters
    In many languages, you may need to type diacritical marks (accents) or special characters to spell a word correctly. Sometimes, a missing accent can completely change the meaning of a word. It’s important to ensure the papers you type in world languages have all the accents and other special characters you need.
  • How ToDisplay Foreign Languages in Blackboard and Email
    To encourage use of the target language, you can set Blackboard to display in the language of the class you are teaching. You can change the language to Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and Italian.